The Russian public organization "Veche" presented a homemade military field transporter "Stalker". Prototypes of the conveyor have already been created and are being tested. The military transporter was created by one of the industrial enterprises, which created it according to the technical specifications of the Veche organization. As you know, there is now a shortage of such vehicles in the Russian army, which is why the Ministry of Defense purchased similar Chinese-made equipment. The Stalker transporter can be equipped with a cabin or an awning and is designed to transport cargo, ammunition and soldiers at the forefront of military action. The Stalker transporter is equipped with a 35 hp gasoline engine. with a fuel consumption of 4 liters per hour. The machine is built on a supporting frame and can be equipped with an electric winch. The mass of the military transporter is 500 kilograms, the cargo transported is up to 500 kilograms, which is almost the same as its Chinese counterpart. The Stalker transporter has all-wheel drive and can reach speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour.
Loading the Russian Avangard intercontinental missile into the silo. Russian strategic troops continue to rearm with Avangard intercontinental ballistic missiles. Previously, we talked about the Avangard intercontinental ballistic missile with a hypersonic warhead; the link to the video is in the comments to the video. The video shows the loading of a rocket into the silo of the Yasnensky missile compound using a hydraulic transport and loading unit. The operation is technologically complex and lasts several hours. When attacking, the Avangard hypersonic warhead glides through the atmosphere at a speed of 9 and a half kilometers per second. The warhead of the Avangard complex is controllable and maneuvers independently. At the moment, no missile defense systems capable of intercepting it have been created.
Footage of exercises, Russian pontoon-ferry units and the creation of a river crossing using the PP-2005 pontoon-bridge fleet have been published. The pontoon fleet of PP-2005 vehicles is designed for the construction and maintenance of bridges and ferry crossings. If you are interested in the work of the Russian engineering troops, the link to the video in the comments of the video shows the installation of a bridge using a Russian TMM-3M2 machine. The Russian pontoon fleet PP-91M entered service in 2008 and uses the KamAZ-63501 chassis. In 2013, the PP-2005M pontoon fleet was put into service. In the USSR there were four manufacturers of pontoon vehicles of the PMP type, considered the best in the world, but now only one company, Okskaya Shipyard, operates in Russia. The pontoon fleet of PP-91M vehicles includes: 32 river units, 8 motor units MZ-330, 4 towing motor boats BMK-225. The pontoon fleet of PP-2005 machines allows you to create a bridge crossing with a carrying capacity of up to 120 tons and a ferry crossing with a carrying capacity of up to 190 tons. The maximum length of the bridge from the vehicle park kit is up to 284 meters, creation time is up to 40 minutes. All elements of the pontoon complex are transported on 42 KamAZ-63501 and URAL 53236 vehicles.
Rostec is considering the option of creating robotic platforms based on the Russian MLRS "Smerch" and "Tornado-S", work in this direction is already underway. This was stated by the industrial director of the complex of conventional weapons, ammunition and special chemicals of the state corporation Bekhan Ozdoev. Unfortunately, it is not known what exactly will change, whether the MLRS will arrive at positions themselves and work autonomously, or whether the level of automation of the MLRS will simply increase. Now the 300 mm Smerch MLRS is the most powerful and long-range Russian MLRS, capable of striking at a range of up to 120 km, and with new missiles being developed up to 200 km.
“The Kalashnikov Concern fulfilled ahead of schedule its 2023 obligations under the state contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense for the supply of Vikhr-1 guided missiles. The missiles were created ahead of schedule and in full, which indicates an increase in missile production. Before being transferred to the customer, the missiles underwent control flight tests.
The use of the Vikhr-M ATGM in the link to the video in the comments to the video. The Vikhr anti-tank missile system was developed in the Soviet Union as an analogue of the American AGM-114 Hellfire ATGM. The serial modified version of the 9K121 Vikhr-M began to be delivered to the troops in 2015, the Vikhr-1 missile is equipped with a tandem charge that penetrates armor up to 1200 mm, at a range of up to 10400 meters. The main purpose of the Vikhr-M missile is to destroy armored vehicles, including those with active armor, as well as air targets at speeds of up to 800 km/h. Missile launch altitude up to 4000 meters. The rocket's flight speed is more than 600 meters per second. Initially, the Vikhr-1 ATGM was intended exclusively for Su-25 aircraft and Ka-52 helicopters, but now work is underway to adapt the Vikhr-M complex to the Mi-28NE and Mi-35P helicopters, as well as the Orion-E UAV. .
The Russian Air Force received another batch of Su-34 front-line bombers. The aircraft were handed over at the airfield of the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant named after V.P. Chkalova. The equipment has already been accepted by the engineering and technical personnel and has gone to its places of deployment. Starting in 2021, the Russian Air Force will receive a modernized Su-34M aircraft. By 2027, the Russian Air Force should receive 76 new bombers. The Su-34 front-line bomber was put into service in 2014 and has low radar signature. The aircraft has a range of up to 4,000 kilometers and a flight speed of up to 1,900 km/h. With 12 hardpoints, the aircraft can carry a combat load weighing eight tons. The Su-34 is equipped with an electronic warfare system, which reduces the likelihood of the aircraft being hit by radar-guided systems by approximately 30 times. The cockpit is protected by a titanium armored capsule.
There is no topic about the Serbian army, so I’m posting it here. Serbia received Russian-made Mi-35P helicopters from the Cypriot Air Force. Mi-35P helicopters were delivered by An-124 aircraft. It is expected that the eleven Mi-35P received will be operated by the 714th Anti-Tank Helicopter Squadron, which already has four helicopters of this type. The Cypriot authorities decided to remove the Mi-35P from service in 2021. due to problems with the supply of spare parts arising from sanctions. To replace the helicopters, Cyprus purchased six Airbus Helicopters H145M light combat helicopters. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic personally inspected the Mi-35 helicopters sent by Cyprus. According to him, the helicopters will be repainted in a special coloring that matches the landscape of Serbia. The Serbian President also noted that he loves these helicopters for their efficiency and “ominous sound.” “When you hear that intermittent sound, all you can do is run and hide.”
A batch of Russian buggies "Erofey" was received by the special forces of the Russian Guard. As reported, the Erofei all-terrain vehicles have already been tested and have proven themselves well; according to reviews from military personnel, the Erofey all-terrain vehicles are easy to maintain and are easy to repair. They checked how the steering behaved and the wear resistance of various components and assemblies of the buggy. The Erofey all-terrain vehicle is convenient for moving snipers, ATGM crews, quickly transporting ammunition to the front line and working with sabotage groups. All-terrain vehicles are produced in Khabarovsk in small batches at the Soniktrans plant, and the vehicle is still being fine-tuned. Buggy "Erofey" is equipped with a 150 hp engine. and is capable of speeds of up to 120 km/h, with a power reserve of up to 300 kilometers. Buggy weight: 850 kg, load capacity 350 kg. The buggy is designed for 2 people.
The Russian Air Force received the next batch of Su-35S multirole fighters; the transfer of equipment took place at the factory airfield of the Yu.A. Aviation Plant. Gagarin. It is not specified how many aircraft are in the batch; all equipment was transferred as part of the state defense order. Now the aircraft plant has reached a high rate of production and operates in 3 shifts. It is noted that this batch completes deliveries of Su-35S fighters under this year’s program, but by the end of 2023 the military will receive another batch of fifth-generation Su-57 fighters. The Su-35S is one of the main fighters in service with the Russian army and today clearly confirms its high performance in real combat conditions. The Su-35 is armed with a 30mm cannon and has 12 hardpoints for bombs and missiles. The aircraft's combat load is 8 tons. The fighter can reach speeds of up to 2.5 thousand km/h, and the aircraft’s flight range reaches 3,400 kilometers.
Russian-Indian naval exercises took place in the Bay of Bengal. The purpose of the exercise is to strengthen cooperation and ensure security in the Asia-Pacific region. The Russian Federation was represented at the exercises by the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs of Project 1155 and the medium sea tanker Pechenga of the Pacific Fleet. The destroyer Ranvijay and the corvette Kiltan were deployed from the Indian Navy. The Indian destroyer Ranvijay is a large anti-submarine ship of the Soviet project 61ME, built by order of India in 1988 and subsequently modernized. The anti-submarine corvette Kiltan was built according to Project 28 and is one of the most modern ships in India. Corvette Kiltan was launched in 2013. The warships carried out artillery firing at sea and air targets. The crews practiced on-the-fly resupply skills. In addition, Indian pilots practiced landing on the deck of the Russian ship Admiral Tributs, and Russian pilots practiced landing on board an Indian Navy destroyer.
The first Russian missile drone Termit. Serial production of Termit helicopter-type drones has begun in Russia. The drone was developed by the Strela production enterprise, which is part of the Kronstadt company, and was first shown in 2021. The unmanned attack mini-combat helicopter MDP-01 “Termite” is an analogue of the civilian version of the SmartHELI-350 drones. The new drone is equipped with a surveillance and sighting station, a weapons control system and three S-8L missiles from the Kalashnikov concern with an 80 mm laser homing head. In Russia, this is the first unmanned helicopter with missile weapons. The S-8L missile is based on the S-8 unguided aircraft missiles used by Russian aviation. Unlike the S-8 missiles, the S-8L missile has a semi-active homing head with a high-explosive fragmentation warhead, the missile's range is up to 6 kilometers. It is assumed that the drone operator, having detected the target, sets it to be tracked by a laser beam, after which the drone acts autonomously, with the help of artificial intelligence, choosing the time of the missile launch based on the calculation of altitude and range. The Termit drone can reach speeds of up to 150 km/h, its range of use is up to 300 kilometers, the flight time is up to 6 hours, at an altitude of up to 3000 meters.
Mini-drones for various purposes have been created for the Russian Su-57 fighter, a source in the Ministry of Defense reported. Whether it will be a swarm of drones or something similar is not yet clear. But as reported, the UAVs will be placed on the external sling and in the intra-fuselage compartment of the aircraft. It is planned that the fighter pilot will launch several drones at once and control this group of drones.
The group will include attack and reconnaissance UAVs, as well as electronic warfare drones. Drones launched from a Su-57 aircraft will allow fighters to break through enemy air defenses by overloading their information channels, as well as strike at air defense systems. Drones for the Su-57 aircraft began to be developed in April 2021.